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U.S. Energy Secretary Tours Bakken

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Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp escorted U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, to several sights around North Dakota. The group visited the Hess natural gas plant near Tioga, where it stopped at an active hydraulic fracturing oil rig. The tour followed Friday's U.S. Department of Energy meeting in Bismarck, where leaders met to help develop a national energy strategy.

"I've been writing about this for a while but I had not seen it up close," says Moniz."The attention to the environment is key for us to keep the economic boom going in the country in terms of shale gas and shale oil."

The tour and meeting are part of an effort to address improved infrastructure needs for transporting,transmitting,and delivering energy to consumers.

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